Thursday, November 01, 2007

Updates and Apologies

To begin with, let me offer my apologies to you. I know I have been gone for a while - too long, I am afraid - and to be honest with you, I have no excuse at all. Sometimes, when I'm faced with the question, "Do I take an afternoon nap, or do I blog," the napping part just wins me over. So sorry about that, it goes with the pregnancy territory. Making a baby is as taxing as climbing a mountain, so I've read.

I am now 19 weeks into my pregnancy. That means I am almost half way there already! I can't believe how quickly time is passing. I have felt great, and even my hunger isn't as bad as it was earlier on - good thing because otherwise I would be as big as a house by the end of nine months. As it is, I have only gained about nine pounds, and am right on target with weight gain.

I began feeling baby move about two weeks ago. Movement is still sporadic - some days baby moves a lot, and other days I don't feel any movement at all. I just want a good kick here and there to let me know everything is ok.

The best part - the day (other than the arrival of the baby itself) I have been waiting for since finding out I was pregnant - is that today I had my ultrasound. The sonographer was wonderful. She really took her time with us. She showed us all the parts (except the special part that keeps it a surprise!). She took extra time to just let us watch that little baby. We watched baby opening and closing his mouth, swallowing, waving, kicking, and doing all sorts of precious things. We brought home several pictures, but the best part - the very best part - is that our baby is healthy. After my last pregnancy, I was so scared there would be something wrong. But, no. God is good. So far everything is great, and our little baby, who is about ten inches long, and as many ounces, is completely healthy. I am so happy!

So that's my most important update for now. As for my writing, it is not as my blog has been. I have been writing plenty. Not only have I been busy with various articles, but I have also been writing lots of press releases. It's been wonderful! Yet another blessing in my life!

I hope and pray all is going well with you! For now, I am going to pay a visit to all of my favorite blogs, and I will try to be back soon!

Have a wonderful day!

8 comments:

Lillie Ammann said...

Lisa,
Wonderful news that the baby is healthy and growing! Take care of yourself and baby.

Lisa Vella said...

Thank you, Lillie! And thank you also for not giving up on me! You are a special lady!

Take care!

Lisa

Michele said...

Hi Lisa,

It's my first time visiting here, but congratulations on a healthy pregnancy and baby!

I'll drop by again sometime soon.

Smiles,
Michele

Lisa Vella said...

Michele,

Thank you so much for your kind words, as well as your visit! I hope to see you back!

Have a lovely weekend!

Lisa

Travis Erwin said...

I just found your blog today so no apology necessary for me. Hope you and the baby are well. Is this your first?

Sylvia C. said...

Oh my goodness, you are waiting for the ultimate surprise? I am in awe of people who do that!

My mind is always thinking...I wanna know...and I wanna know NOW!
:=)

I am SO happy that everything is going well. My hope for you, is that you get a good kickn' every day!
;)

Best to you!

Sylvia C.

Lisa Vella said...

Travis,

Thank you so much for the good wishes! This is actually our third and final baby. Right now we have two girls and this one is a mystery!

I'm always happy to see new faces at my blog, as well. I hope to see you here again soon!

Have a wonderful day!

Lisa

Lisa Vella said...

Sylvia,

Yes, we are waiting for the ultimate surprise. Could you possibly imagine a better one in this world? I can't.

Oh don't get me wrong, there are days when I think, "If only I knew what it's going to be." Then I could buy clothes and design a boy or girl nursery, but alas I shall wait! I can still look forward to the moment when the doctor excitedly announces, "It's a ?"

...And so far, lots of kicks every day! LOL!

Take care!

Lisa